Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Project Life

 Hello there, back again with some more inspiration using my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store.  I've created this double page Project Life spread, using some of the papers and embellishments from Daily Flash All Boy by October Afternoon.
I've decided to record Project Life monthly this year, so this is part of January!

 Here are some of the details:

 The smaller 3x4 cards are from the Memory Card pack - they fit perfectly into these pockets.  I've added in a small photo onto the yellow one!

 Here are some more of the 3x4 cards and I've popped in a photo too - the little stamp used here is by Technique Tuesday Stamps - Everyday Words.  I've also used a flair badge - this one being January - I'm planning to use these through-out my album for each month ☺
This flair badge is from the OA collection and I've popped it onto one of the die-cut cards. 

So many collections have allowed for Project Life use and I've really been enjoying the challenge of using different collections in my album to make it work ☺

Products used:
Daily Flash Storyteller Alphabets
black pen
Studio Calico - Wood Veneer

Monday, 14 April 2014

love you

 Hello crafty peoples ☺  We are at the start of Term 1 school holidays here and it feels great to have a relaxing two weeks ahead of us.  Nice to have a break from 'normal' routines and spend some extra time with the kids.
I have a couple of great collections to work with this month for The Scrapbook Store.
First one is October Afternoon - Daily Flash All Boy - very suited to scrapbooking my boys ☺

Project: April DT work - The Scrapbook Store
Title: Love you

 I love seeing my boys 'hang out' together and I snapped this great picture of them recently.  I teamed it up with a few of the pattern papers in this collection and added in some texture with stencils.
Here are some close-up's of the details:

 I just love this woodgrain paper - I've gone over some parts with modelling paste, smearing it over with a palette knife and in other sections I've used a stencil - this one is by Memory Box - the alphabet one!
I've also arranged some of the embellishments in this collection - Tin Pins, Die-cuts & Memory Cards. 
I've used a photo-corner punch to create the chevrons with some of the pattern paper.
Here is another section of the page where I've used modelling paste.  For my title I've used the Daily Flash Storybook Stickers in Blue.
I like to use my black pen lately to add extra details, especially outlining around embellishments and creating borders along paper edges.

Products used:

Modelling paste
black pen
script stamp
espresso ink
photo corner punch

I'll have some more inspiration for you soon - I've been doing some Project Life with this collection, so stay tuned ☺

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April sketch for The Scrapbook Store

 Hello!!  Coming to you on the first day of April ☺  We are well into Autumn now, still enjoying beautiful sunny days, but the temps are more mild and we have even received rain - such a blessing.
Just popping in to share the sketch for The Scrapbook Store.  It's by Page Maps and I love the clustered design of this one ☺

 I flipped the sketch over to the side, so the title is at the top and I've also used two smaller photo's.
 So here I've used some cute pictures of my youngest at the park - outdoor photo's are always fun!!
I've used some American Craft papers and some of the resist die-cuts by Heidi Swapp.  I'm having so much fun with these!!  I've included plenty of texture and other little embellishments too.
Here are some close-up's:
 Here I've used assorted 'resist' shapes from the HS Ephemera Pack and used Colour Shine to give them some gorgeous colour.  The resist effect reveals gorgeous patterns and words on each piece.  So much fun!!  I can't stop using them ☺
I've also used Heidi Swapp arrow stickers.
 Here is a little look at the texture work - it is made up of a few layers - gesso, paint and modelling paste.  I've also given it more depth using stamps.
For a banner feel, I've included twine and mini pegs - couldn't resist that ☻
There's lots of different circle elements in this sketch; I've made use of doilies, stamps and circle punches to help with the design.

Product used:

American Crafts pattern papers
Paper lace doilies
Circle punch
Prima stitched circle stamps
mini pegs
modelling paste
espresso ink
black pen

I hope you can join in this month - there is a $40.00 voucher for the random winner - be sure to post your page in our gallery
Thanks for coming by ♥

Monday, 31 March 2014

Project Life

 Hello and happy last day of March!!!
Just popping in to share some final work that I've done this month for The Scrapbook Store using Abroad by Authentique.

Here I've created a Project Life double page spread using my Instagram photo's from our Summer holiday.  The papers and embellishments worked in well with the travel themed photo's.  And even though this collection is not Project Life orientated, there are still some elements that I could use, as well as the pattern papers for the background cards. ☺

Project:  March DT kit for The Scrapbook Store
Title - Project Life

 This is Page 1:
 As well as using the papers and embellishments from this collection, I've also slipped in some other elements that I had on my desk, including some fun chipboard shapes from Blue Fern Studios.
Here are some close-up's:

 This card with the wording is from the die-cut pack and fit well in the 3x4 pocket.
For the chipboard shape, I've covered in gesso and then added a layer of modge podge.

 The stamps are by Teresa Collins and I've also added in a flair badge.
 This one is page 2:
It comprises of lots of photo's - the Instagram photo's worked well in these pockets being the right size at 4x4".
Here are some close-up's:
 I've added in more chipboard and also one pocket holds my journal work.
The 'camping life' title is done with the Memory Box stencil and I've added in a postage stamp die-cut.

Product used:
Teresa Collins stamps - Family Stories
flair badge
modge podge
washi tape
alphabet sticker letters

You can check out the entire collection online HERE.

Tommorow I'll be back with the April sketch ☺
Thanks for coming by ♥♥

Thursday, 27 March 2014

capture the moment

 Hey there, hope your week has been going well!!  Today I wanted to share some more from my March kit for The Scrapbook Store.  The second collection I've been working with is Abroad by Authentique - perfect for the travel themed photo's.

Project: March DT work - The Scrapbook Store
Title: capture the moments

 My oldest son loves to take pictures and I found this one on my camera - a 'selfie' that he had taken for his digital media class.  It fit in well with this collection , especially the saying on the banner which gave me the inspiration for this page.
I've layered the pattern papers, used some Prima Stamps, added in embellishments from the collection and even managed to use some chipboard & Hambly transparency ☺
Here are the close-up's:

 Loved the saying on this banner - it's from the die-cut pack in this collection.
 This is a gorgeous Prima bloom - in the background I've used the lovely Stitched Circle stamp by Prima.  I've gone with a bit of 'circle design'  using stamps, chipboard, the transparency and some flair badges.
The sticker letters used in the title are from my stash.  I've put in a shipping tag that is peaking out from behind the photo and have arranged more of the die-cuts around the photo.

Product used:
shipping tag
sticker letters
Hambly transparency
script stamp - Prima
stitched circle stamp - Prima
Prima bloom - Serenity
cotton thread

You can check out the whole collection in The Scrapbook Store.  Don't forget to check out new products as they come in store - you can find them HERE

Monday, 17 March 2014

reflect - once upon a sketch challenge

Hey - two posts in one day - that's amazing ...... but I wanted to share my page for the Once Upon a Sketch challenge - I always find the sketches so pretty to work with and with a theme to go along with it - that's a great combination to create your page ☺
So here is the sketch - the theme is a quote: you only live once but if you do it right once is enough. I've not used the quote directly on my page, but was definitely inspired by it!

 And here is my page:
 My son has been using my camera, so I have heaps of photo's to work with lately.  He needed to do portrait style for a digital media project, so he found me willing to be his subject!  I don't often create a page about me - but with a photo in hand and a great challenge theme, I took the opportunity ☺ 
I've used some papers from MME - Izzy collection, Prima & Manor House Creations blooms and mixed media products.
Here are some close-up's:
 I don't often use many flowers on my pages so this was a fun time to use heaps of them ☺  You can also see an Ornate frame peaking out from behind the photo - these are by Manor House Creations and are so pretty.
The sticker letters are by Heidi Swapp - B & W Epoxy sticker letters.
 Some more blooms and my journal work!!
Just some thoughts to reflect on - my little word for 2014 is 'gratitude' so I wanted to bring this in my scrapbooking as well.
I've used a white paper bag to matt my photo - it's easy to distress and curl the edges.

I had a great time creating this page and am loving mixed media and incorporating it on my pages. 
Thanks for coming by ♥

playful & happy

Hey and happy Monday ☺  I always love the start of a new week! There is something nice about starting fresh.  Today I'm sharing another page I created with my DT kit for March from The Scrapbook Store.
I've been working with My Minds Eye - Now & Then - Izzy collection.

Title: playful & happy
Project - March DT work for The Scrapbook Store 
 The photo's are really colourful, so I haven't added in too much extra colour!
 I used a little of the pattern paper, bits from the Ephemera Pack and also made use of the packaging.  Recyle - Reuse ☺
I have also played around with a Memory Box stencil - this one is called Texture Shine.
Here are some close-up's:
 Here is some of the Ephemera bits - I have the texture work coming out from behind the photo and have added in some black pen lines.
And I've used another of the flair pins!
Playful & Happy is the title - and these bits come from the Ephemera pack - a title doesn't always need to be uniform using the same types of letters ☺
And you can see peaking from behind the photo - some of the packaging.  I've added some little sticker letters to it too!

Products used:
Ephemera Pack - MME
Flair Pins - MME
Sticker letters - MME
modelling paste
black pen
packaging - MME
cotton thread

There is still some of the MME collection left in the store - check it out HERE.  And don't forget - new products are always coming in - you can find them HERE.
Thanks for coming by ♥